Slí Iarnród Ailt an Chorráin - An Mhucais go dtí An Fál Carrach (Burtonport Old Railway Walk)

Please note there is no space for parking cars at the Beltany Townland end

County Donegal
2 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 9.4 km
Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Format Linear
Ascent 76 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Black arrow on white railway symbol plate
Start Point
At crossroads between minor road and tracks at Carrownamaddy
Finish Point
A minor road in Beltany Townland
Nearest Town to Start Creeslough
Grid Ref. C 009 309 / B 983 281
Lat. and Long. 55.1259, -7.985723 / 55.100122, -8.105495

This trail follows a section of the old Letterkenny to Burtonport railway line in a spectacularly remote area with marvellous vistas of bogland, mountain, farmland and the wider north coast of Donegal, all on a solid surface, passing under Muckish Mountain, by Lough Agher and many attractive railway artefacts such as bridges, pillars and station houses.

Trail Management

Donegal County Council 074 91 53900


In Creeslough: shops, pubs, restaurants, take-away

At trailhead: Car parking

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 1 and 2
Public Transportation

Public Transportation


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Sue from United Kingdom

Beautiful views across the moorland beneath Muckish are followed by the haunting reflections on a sombre loch, ending finally with a coastal panorama with Tory Island in the far distance. This was a flat easy walk on a gravelled surface across some superb countryside. Well worth doing. The access points require a car. There are plans to upgrade the walk surface, signage and parking areas which may take away from the romantic remoteness of the walk but will allow it's stark beauty to be shared by more.

Moira from Donegal

Lovely easy trail wirh great views. It was very wet in places after all the rain we had lately. There are sheep roaming on and around the trail and signs saying no dogs allowed along the trail.

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